Mrs Madelaine Rizan
Born in 1800
Lived in Nay (Atlantic Pyrenees) Cured on 17.10.1858, in her 58th year. Miracle on 18th January 1862, by Mgr Laurence, Bishop of Tarbes.
Madeleine RIZAN could not get about for more than 20 years, being confined to bed due to a leftsided paralysis, following an "attack of choera" 26 years before, in 1832.
At the beginning she had difficulty moving around the home. Then she gradually became bed-ridden, with painful bedsores and the whole range of trophic disturbances that it was possible to imagine. Her pain was in marked contrast to her loss of sensibility. Her doctors had long since abandoned all hope of a cure and had ceased to treat her.
In September,1858, Mrs Rizan received Extreme Unction, and from that day she prayed for the "grace of a happy death".
A month later, on Saturday 16th. October, death seemed imminent. Next morning, when her daughter brought her some Lourdes' water, she drank a few sips, and applied some to her face and body.
Suddenly the illness vanished... her strength returned, her skin regained its normal appearance and her muscles became active. The woman dying yesterday evening, now felt she would live again.
Since that day, on which she could once again get up, dress and eat, she led a normal existence until she died in 1869,11 years later, never having a relapse.
Unfortunately, we do not possess a picture (photograph or print) of Madeleine RIZAN, so fortunately cured.